Returning Student Orientation

students at orientation Students One StopGPS LifePlanCampus LifeAsk CenturyCheck your email to complete your Summer Semester Online Orientation! Fall emails will go out the middle of April.

Important Virtual Service Information

As we have moved to virtual service, we are still here to help. You can still reach out to us: or 651-779-3404.

Please note: due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), staff are working remotely. Orientation emails for summer semester are currently being sent. If you do not see an email in your inbox, please check your Spam and/or Junk folder. We have been experiencing issues with our emails being delivered there instead of the inbox. Please email the Orientation Office if you did not receive this email, or have any questions about orientation.

The New Student Orientation team is excited you have chosen to return to Century College as part of your academic journey and want to welcome you back to the Wood Duck community! We are here to help you with your transition back to Century College and ensure you have everything you need for the first day.

Reserve Your Spot

After being accepted to the College, you will receive an email with information regarding signing up for your New Student Orientation. At Century, orientation is a two step process. The first step is an online orientation. After completing the online orientation, you will move on to step two which is to register for classes. If you need course advisement, you can meet with and advisor during Drop-in hours. Expect your email to arrive just before your term of enrollment begins:

When will you start classes at Century College? Expect your invitation to Orientation to arrive:
Fall semester Mid April
Spring semester Mid October
Summer semester Mid February

Start Planning

  • Visit GPS LifePlan to start thinking about course selection and your major/career options before attending orientation.
  • It is important that you have completed the ACCUPLACER course placement test (if needed) before attending a New Student Orientation. You can also use ACT, SAT and/or MCA scores if they are still valid.  Also, if you have attended any other colleges, have transcripts sent to Century College for evaluation.

Parents and Family Members

Family and friends play a huge role in your success! Unfortunately, due to classroom capacity, they are not able to sit with you during your orientation. However, make sure to share with them the information you get at your orientation so they are able to help you transition successfully.


Accommodations for a disability (e.g., wheelchair accessibility, interpreter, Braille or large print materials) are available through Disability Services upon advance request.